About Us

Principal Contributors

Jon-Michael C. Brook

Mr. Brook is an accomplished security professional with 12 years experience in the Information Security arena, with responsibilities ranging from project management & deployment, business development, marketing & sales and security principles/technologies & architecture with broad technical skills in computing and networking. He is currently the Vice President of Security Solutions with an encryption software company.

Mr. Brook holds patents and trade secrets in Information Security, published several documents and presented at conferences. He is a CISSP course instructor and University guest lecturer. His network architectures & designs secure some of the largest networks in the world. As a process oriented Principal Systems Engineer, Mr. Brook has represented companies during Capability Maturity Model assessments, and is a 6σ process improvement Green Belt.

Mr. Brook’s education includes a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He holds several information security credentials, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Cisco Certified Network Professional, a SANS GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst, is SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certified, and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

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Special correspondents

Thierry ” Shal” Marianne

As a French citizen living in Budapest, Shal brings a significantly contrasting perspective to the site. The privacy abuses and freedom losses during World War II, as well as a more socialist government in France, will hopefully be a though provoking and insightful addition. Not only does Shal deal with the European Union’s Data Protection Directive on a daily basis, but living in Hungary, he sees the struggles of a country trying to break into the EU with economic and privacy challenges we can’t even imagine in the US.